I’ve had moderate acne since I was about age 12 or 13. At first I didn’t think too much of it. Until one day in art class, a friend was staring at my nose.
She pointed to her nose, and kept staring at mine. So I wiped at my nose, thinking she was letting me know there was something on me, but she shook her head and said something along the lines of “you have a huge zit”.
And I thought, seriously? People notice this stuff and just bring it up out of nowhere?
So I started wearing makeup. Cheap drugstore makeup, I had no idea how bad it would be for my skin.
My Skin Got Worse
Eventually my parents bought me Proactiv. It cleared my skin maybe 60% or 70%. But it was extremely drying and harsh. I figured I had to do it because I was cursed with poor skin and got the short end of the stick.
I grew up eating processed packaged food, mall food court junk, and was incredibly picky and hated veggies. I barely tolerated fruits. Never had any idea this would be affecting my skin! Or my weight! Or my general mood and energy! [Read more...]